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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Stacking The Shelves ~ 205

Stacking the Shelves

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

If you want to find out more about Stacking The Shelves, please visit the official launch page!


 Hello all!  Yes... it's Sunday, not Saturday, this week.  But we're still stacking our shelves, even if it's a day late!  I do hope that you join in the fun still!  Leave a link to your own Stack in the comments section below.

I've been busy, busy, busy with the end of my grad school semester and with getting the nursery and layette all set up for the upcoming arrival of Baby J.  It doesn't leave much time for reading!  Work has also been busy, but fun.  Here in North Carolina, we just kicked off the annual NC Science Festival.  Two weeks of science fun for all ages at all different places!  Today my library branch did a big science afternoon with ten different activities throughout the building.  One station was a beekeeper!  Fascinating.  A few years ago I read both The Fruitless Fall and Scouting the Divine- both feature bees, and they were really captivating.  I recommend Fruitless Fall if you're interested in learning more!  (Scouting the Divine focuses on Christian theology a bit more than on honeybees.)

Since my last turn hosting Stacking the Shelves, I've brought home a bajillion (maybe closer to two dozen) infant and children's books for Baby J, which I won't list, and three books for me.

Salt to the Sea Ruta Sepetys

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys (ARC)- I loved Between Shades of Gray, so I have high hopes for this one.  And isn't that a cool cover?

I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had Tony Danza

I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High by Tony Danza (library)- My aunt, who's book recommendations I always trust and take, recommended that I read this.  I work with teens in an informal education setting (library), so I might "recognize" some "my" teens in here!

Ptolemy's Gate Jonathan Stroud

Ptolemy's Gate by Jonathan Stroud (library)- I really, really liked the first book in this series... but it's losing it's shine for me.  I'll finish this third book, but we'll see if I pick up the fourth.  I do love how snarky the djinni is, but the plot is kind of plodding and the human main character isn't very likable.  Doing this on CD during my commute.

And you?  What did you stack on your shelves this week?  Leave a link in the comments!

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Tynga is a 32 years old mom of two, from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and photography.

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  1. Great selection. I hope you enjoy your books.

    Diane @ Diane's Book Blog

  2. Wow, Tony Danza! That wouldn't be a bad autobiography!

  3. You know...I completely forgot about the Tony Danza book! Going to make sure that is on my to-be-read list. Thanks for the reminder!

    Here is my Stacking the Shelves post this week: https://melissamorrisinoa.com/2016/04/09/stacking-the-shelves-4916/


  4. I heard that Salt to the Sea is GOOD! enjoy your books Marie :)

  5. Have a great week, and thanks for sharing your books and your life. Enjoy!

  6. I just added The Tony Danza book to my Goodreads TBR. I also work with children (elementary school aged), so I think I would love this book. Have a great week.

  7. You're right! The cover of Salt to the Sea is beautiful. Sounds like a great read too!

  8. Oh nice! Those are new to me titles! Hope you enjoy them all!

    Here's my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  9. Salt to the Sea is amazing. Happy reading!

  10. Great selection of books. I am not going to link my stacking the shelves this week because I didn't get anything but that is okay because I have plenty to read :)

  11. Salt to the Sea looks really good. I've been seeing it everywhere. I'll have to keep that one in mind. Enjoy! ~ Bel

  12. I want to read Salt to the Sea so bad! And I watched the short lived reality tv show when Tony Danza was teaching, and I really want to read his book now. Great haul!

  13. Salt to the Sea is one I really need ot get my hands on soon. Love Ryta Sepetys! The Bartimaeus books are hilarious!

  14. 'Hold me closer, Tony Danza' .........
    Mad props to the first to remember where that comes from!!!!!
    Nice haul!!

  15. Buying a bajilion children's books is never a bad thing hehe! We don't have kids yet and my Mom is already stock piling books lol!